Councillor is on duty at Magna Carta ‘first’

Councilllor Bill Aron at the historic Magan Carta event in London
Councilllor Bill Aron at the historic Magan Carta event in London
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A Horncastle councillor represented Lincolnshire at one of the country’s most prestigious historical events for many years.

All four original copies of the Magna Carta were brought together for the first time at the British Library in London.

Coun Bill Aron was at the event as part of his official duties as chairman of Lincolnshire County Council.

Coun Aron said: “Baroness Blackstone, chairman of the British Library, welcomed guests and explained the work that has taken place behind the scenes to bring together the four original copies of Magna Carta - two belonging to the British library, one from Lincoln Cathedral and one from Salisbury Cathedral.

“The documents are commemorating 800 years since the granting of the Magna Carta in 1215 and the four remaining copies have never been together under one roof.

“We were able view the four copies alongside each other and learn more about the reasons why Magna Carta was drawn up. We also met a number people who had come over especially from America for the occasion.”

The Lincoln document will be on display at Lincoln Castle, once a £22m revamp has been completed.